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STATE TRACK & FIELD: College Heights girls win 2 events in Class 2; CHC, Thomas Jefferson, McAuley athletes compete at Class 1 meet

SoMo Sports staff reports


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — College Heights Christian’s girls won two events at the MSHSAA Class 2 Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Adkins Stadium.

College Heights junior Addie Lawrence claimed a gold medal in the 400-meter dash by recording a time of 58.97 seconds. Lawrence won the same event at last year’s Class 1 meet. 

The College Heights girls reached the podium in two relays, capturing gold and silver medals. 

The CHC team of Jayli Johnson, Lauren Ukena, Emily Winters and Lawrence won the 4×400-meter relay in 4:09. 

College Heights Christian’s 4×200-meter relay team of Johnson, Ukena, Winters and Lawrence finished second with a time of 1:48.5. North Platte won in 1:44. 

Shortly after winning the 400, Lawrence finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.67 seconds. With that, Lawrence earned four trips to the awards podium.

The CHC girls finished fifth in the team standings with 33 points. 

Of course, College Heights’ girls won the Class 1 team championship last season and were bumped up to Class 2 this year. 

North Platte claimed the Class 2 girls team championship with 71 points. Lawson (48), Saxony Lutheran (42) and Monroe City (34) finished second, third and fourth, respectively. 



College Heights Christian’s boys recorded a top-seven showing in three relays, including a runner-up finish.

The Cougars finished second in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:35. The 4×400 featured Ethan Ukena, Colsen Dickens, Derrick McMillan and Caleb Quade. 

College Heights Christian’s team of Dickens, Quade, Ukena and Matt Williams finished seventh in the 4×200 relay with a time of 1:35.39. 

The Cougars were also seventh in the 4×100, as Zach Beaty, Dickens, Ukena and Williams finished in 46.72 seconds. 

CHC’s Ukena placed seventh in the triple jump with a leap of 39-10.

The College Heights boys finished 20th in the team standings with 14 points. 

Capping off a stellar junior season, Thomas Jefferson’s Kip Atteberry finished fourth in the 1600 in 4:33 and was also seventh in the 800 (2:04). 

Atteberry placed third in the 3200 on Friday. Atteberry scored 13 points for the Cavaliers, which was good for 21st in the team standings. 

Thomas Jefferson’s girls placed 10th in the 4×800 relay, as Macie Shifferd, Samantha Seto, Mia Grubbs and Sarah Mueller recorded a time of 11:41. TJ’s Lannah Grigg was 10th in the discus (98-2).

McAuley Catholic’s Kendall Ramsey finished 10th in the 3200-meter run with a school-record time of 12:55.


NOTES: Jasper’s Crystal Smith won the 100-meter hurdles in 16.02 seconds. She also placed second in the 200. A freshman, Smith captured gold in the high jump on Friday. 

Principia won the Class 1 boys championship with 73 points, while Drexel was the girls champion with 46 points. Lawson won the Class 2 boys championship with 48.5 points.


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